At least 11 people were killed and eight were injured on Tuesday when a passenger coach overturned near Uthal in the Lasbela district of Balochistan on the Quetta-Karachi route, officials said.
The coach’s driver, who was going from Panjgur to Karachi, was speeding, sources from Levies said.
Rescue workers arrived at the scene immediately after the crash and used heavy equipment to remove the car so that people stuck under it could be saved, officials said.
The bulk of the casualties, who included women and girls, were Panjgur locals. Four of the wounded were transferred to Karachi, according to DawnNewsTV, while the others were admitted to a hospital in Uthal.
Chief Minister Jam Kamal of Balochistan expressed his condolences to the families of those killed in the crash and also ordered the authorities to provide the wounded with “the best medical facilities”
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“We stand with the bereaved families in this difficult time,” he said in a tweet.
This is the second traffic accident in the past 12 days on this road. Eight people, including two officials from the Levies, were killed on January 20 when a coach bound for Panjgur overturned.